DuPont adds Granular to expand its digital agriculture ecosystem

In Delaware, DuPont acquired San Francisco-based Granular, Inc., a leading provider of software and analytics tools that help farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability....

India’s first pay-per-use farm services provider raises $10 million

In India, EM3 AgriServices, India's leading private sector farm mechanization services company has raised a $10 million Series B round from London-based Global Innovation...

Year round planting helps soil soak up water and reduce flood and drought damage

In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a study that shows farming practices that keep soil covered all year round can reduce the...

CBH and AgriDigital pilot agri-blockchains for grain handling

In Australia, the CBH Group is partnering with AgriDigital to explore the potential for blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the agricultural industry; in...

Australian agriculture gets a digital boost from CSIRO and Ruralco

In Australia, CSIRO and Ruralco partnered to ensure the latest digital technology, including drones and long-range sensing, is applied to Australian agriculture. Through a...

AGRI UDAAN accelerates agricultural innovation in India

In India, the AGRI UDAAN – Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 was announced by ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator, a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management...

DuPont Pioneer and Evogene focus on microbiome-based seed treatments

In Iowa and Israel, DuPont Pioneer and Evogene Ltd announced a multiyear collaboration that includes the research and development of microbiome-based seed treatments in...

XAIRCRAFT debuts agricultural UAVs in Japan

In Japan, XAIRCRAFT, the Chinese agricultural UAV company, launched its flagship UAV Plant Protection System P20 in the Japanese market.  Japan is one of...

Prospera accelerates global digital farming with $15 million in new funding

In Israel, Prospera announced a $15 million Series B funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures, bringing the total investment in the company to $22...

Plenty gets $200 million to make fresh produce available to people everywhere

In California, making it the largest agriculture technology investment in history, Plenty received $200 million in a Series B funding round led by the...

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